Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Mühlberg on the Elbe

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments // Donate to Pseudepigraphus Mühlberg on the Elbe Altar Predella by Heinrich Göding, Sr., 1569, for the former Güldenstern Abbey Church (Cistercian);… Continue Reading

Smalcald Articles, Part III, Articles IV-VI: Gospel, Baptism, Sacrament of the Altar

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Week 28: Of the Mass (continued)

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Apology XXIV.58-70: Of the Mass (continued)

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Apology XXVI.25-33: Of the Mass (continued)

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Apology XXIV.13-24: Of the Mass (continued)

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Chemnitz, St. Cyril, and St. Hilary on the mystical union of Christ and Christian

HT: Brodi From the Enchiridion of Martin Chemnitz:   For the ancients teach that Christ is united with us not only by the Spirit or by His divinity through faith, but also through that participation which takes place in the… Continue Reading

St. Cyril of Jerusalem: “On The Body and Blood Of Christ”

“I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, how that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which He was betrayed, took bread, &c.” (1 Corinthians 11:23) 1. Even of itself the teaching of the Blessed Paul… Continue Reading

St. John Chrysostom: “Let us then return from that table like lions breathing fire, having become terrible to the devil…”

Wow, wow, WOW! Golden-throat, indeed. Feeling down? Meditate on this. And then go with joy to receive the Sacrament of the Altar, which is nothing less than the holy flesh and blood of Christ, your righteousness and your Savior, He… Continue Reading

“They confess Christ who was crucified and died for us…, but they renounce the means by which we obtain Him.”

What follows is a warning from Blessed Doctor Luther to beware those who think that they rightly divide Law and Gospel without teaching the apostolic doctrine of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Incidentally, you’re not doing a whole lot better if… Continue Reading

What hath the Ascension to do with the Eucharist? Much in every way…

From “Christ Today: His Presence in the Sacraments,” by A. C. Piepkorn: Various ages and various traditions have translated the biblical descriptions of the ascension and session of our Lord in different ways theologically. Whenever Lutheran theology was most true… Continue Reading

“Gladden, then, this day the soul of Your servant” – Thomas à Kempis on Holy Communion

From The Imitation of Christ (IV.3), by Thomas à Kempis: Behold, I come to You, Lord, that I may prosper by Your gift and be delighted at Your holy banquet which You, O God, in Your sweetness have prepared for Your poor. Behold, all… Continue Reading

Dear Robert: Fr. Roy Axel Coats on St. Thomas Aquinas, transubstantiation, and the modus essendi of the Body of Christ in the Eucharist

(…in medias res) Dear Robert, et al. Greetings everyone! I must admit that I am a bit confused by the conversation up to this point, and I will focus on the portion for which my name was invoked. I claim… Continue Reading

“The Conduct of the Service: Revisited” – Fr. Charles McClean on liturgical piety and “holding to the traditions”

http://www.tdaviddemarest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mccleankeynote.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS THE CONDUCT OF THE SERVICE: REVISITED Nota Bene: the following is the text of the keynote address which Fr. Charles delivered at the 2011 St. Michael’s Liturgical Conference… Continue Reading

“Come to me all you who are weak and heavy laden, or else it’s a mortal sin.”

Dear Robert, I’m really glad that you reminded me about your question. I have been intending to respond for awhile, but, alas, have not been diligent in getting around to my personal email — a frustrating phenomenon, to be sure.… Continue Reading

A dialogue on Apostolic Succession

Please feel free to weigh in in the comments. The following dialogue transpired over email, but is by no means exhaustive — or closed, for that matter. +TDD :: Dear Robert, Fr. Charles, I hope this note finds you well.… Continue Reading

My best guess as to why I’m not an Eastern Orthodox Christian

Original image location here. Dear Robert, So. The Eastern Orthodox Church. You asked what eventually turned me from it. Short answer: I’m not sure what turned me from it. Long answer: During the winter of my senior year at Hillsdale… Continue Reading

Maundy Thursday: "Living Bread, the life of us for whom he died…"

What’s this? Is it an unlikely concordat I spy? Aquinas? Luther? Consanguinity, more like it: “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ?” Amen and Amen. It is, indeed, or — as… Continue Reading